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Part-time jobs

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Avaj, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Avaj

    Avaj Peace Be Still

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    With the economy the way it is I think I need to take on part-time job to make ends meet.

    I was wondering how many of you have part-time jobs and wonder what you do?
  2. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I work part-time for a courier company and go to school. It's an OK job but I only make $7.50, which translates to $6.10 per hour after taxes. Its a lot of hectic driving around town and lot of walking. Sometimes I'll go 100-300 miles out of town, but I mostly stay within the area. When I graduate this July I'll be through with it (if I can get a job). If I can't get a job I'll just continue on and get my MBA.
  3. Bob Sacamano

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    become a sales-man

    there's potential to get paid well, and the most hours you'll spend a week will be around 20-25 hours
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I have a part time job at a golf course here in Arizona and go to school.

    I make on average, after tips, $12 per hour. I have $7.25 per hour base pay and then w/e tips for the day.

    My course isn't the best for tipping because it is on a retirement community and they don't tip well at all.

    I worked at a previous course, on a resort, and I was making about $14-16 per hour, full time though.

    It is a pretty easy job, plus you get benefits of free golf, discounts on clubs and food and pro shop items also.

    Can be some bad hours though. Opening is at 6 am and gets earlier than that later on in the year.
  5. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    I do some work at a furniture store. I accept shipments, get furniture wrapped and ready to transfer, and many variations of the above. Its not ideal, but I really get along with most of the managers and sales people and it is a steady source of cash in these awful times.
  6. Cochese

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    As I said, I work at a furniture store and know plenty of furniture salesmen, they are all completely miserable creatures. I wouldn't recommend a gig in retail sales to my worst enemy.
  7. Bob Sacamano

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    yeah, it depends on what you sell
  8. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    I currently work in a grocery store part time, make 10.60 and hr monday through saturday sundays though i make 15.90 an hr but lately ive been getting 15-20 hrs w/ no sunday pay and after taxes i bring home ~160. with sunday pay tho its ~260
  9. Bob Sacamano

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    when's your interview man?
  10. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    monday morning at 8 o'clock in the morning in good old Iowa (idiots out walking around) wont have cow pies to do but its heck of a lot better paying then my current job
  11. Bob Sacamano

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    good luck w/ that, getting away from ****ty jobs feels great

    like reading Hostile's posts
  12. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    their is already a little pep in my step due to me possibly getting out of their lol

    Hos' posts on kickers or the post on what happened when our dads were kids?
  13. Bob Sacamano

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    any of his posts

    Hos is the awes

    um
  14. HoleInTheRoof

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    I'm a Realtor. A lot of my peers are either getting out of the business or taking on 2nd jobs.

    I've been fortunate and done well, but I've seriously been considering getting a 2nd job to help out. Especially after the wife and I just found out were expecting again.

    My problem is pride. I can't figure out what part time job I could get. A few agents wait tables. There is good money in that, but I refuse to. That was a job I held at 17. No way I'm going to go back to it 14 years later when I have a bachelors.

    My part time job would also have to not interfere with my real estate career - which also makes it difficult. I mostly meet with buyers and sellers weekday evenings/weekends. But days are spent at inspections, closings, various other appointments, as well as marketing etc.

    I've concluded that I need to find either a grave-yard shift job, or an early morning job where I could clock out by 11-12 at the latest.

    Rambling here, but yeah to answer the OP's questions, I've given thought to getting a 2nd job.
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I'm a sports official. I call volleyball and basketball games. I make my most money during the season. I can make some good money when I really grind it out.

    In the offseason, I may do the occasional AAU tournament if I need some quick cash.

    If you want to call games, there are leagues all over the place. I'd try the YMCA and maybe contact a church to see if they participate in a league.

    But since it's going into baseball/softball season, I think they might need officials for those games. You can check into the leagues to see if there's a need in your area.

    It gives me alot of flexibility. I work as much or as little as I want. During the season, I can make 200/week if I want to work four days a week. A tournament can generate that much in two days.

    In the offseason, you have to work more games to make money. $45-60 for three games is about standard.
  16. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    didn't get the job :| freakin geico
  17. Jon88

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    If you don't have experience waiting tables before no one wants to hire you where I live. Dumb policy. Maybe it's for the best though because I've worked in sales and the general public can be stupid and rude.
  18. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I am a bartender when I want extra money. I do a lot of parties and work at a local establishment here in town.


    A typical night/party gets me 100+ in tips + my hourly rate of 20/hr.



    Life is good as a bartender. Everybody is your best friend. :p:



    It is very easy to get your license. Most schools are about 2 weeks long and charge about 250$.
  19. Bob Sacamano

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    that sucks man
  20. bbwlover

    bbwlover New Member

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    You can make around 500 bucks a week + tips. If you are serious about it, you can deduct your gas, car repairs & maintenance as a business write off on your tax return.

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